Count Your Blessings

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In 1897, Johnson Oatman, Jr.published one of the ageless hymns we have inherited, titled “Count Your Blessings.” The refrain of that hymn says:

Count your blessings; name them one by one,

Count your blessings, see what God has done!

Count your blessings; name them one by one,

And it will surprise you what the Lord has done.

Read Psalm 103:1-8

 

Have you taken some time to count your blessings, especially as were lavished upon you in the year that just ended? Have you taken some time to give God quality thanks and praise for these blessings from a heart that is genuinely and unreservedly grateful? You just have to create some quality time to do so, not just today, but at frequent intervals all through the year. 

In Psalms 103, the psalmist, David, gave us a format for rendering overflowing, heartfelt, thanks and praise unto God. He bellowed; “Bless the LORD, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name. Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits...” (Psalms 103:1-2).

There is a tendency for many to spend time at this period of the year counting and ruminating over their losses and misfortunes instead of blessing the Lord for the great things He has done. No matter how much you think you lost, you could have lost even more, but God did not allow that to be. Embrace the New Year with an attitude of gratitude and you will find the grace to live victoriously in this New Year. 

  • Thank God for helping you in the challenges and battles of last year.
  • Request that all things that were stumbling blocks to you be turned into stepping stones this year.

CONFESSION: Thank you Lord for this privilege of a new beginning. In you, I am always assured of all-round victory.

Pastor David Ogbueli
David Ogbueli is an international speaker, Author, a management and government consultant. He is the senior pastor of Dominion City church worldwide and the president of the Dominion Leadership Institute.

He is the host of the TV and Radio Program ‘Expand your world’ that runs on many TV and Radio stations throughout the nation. His teaching and healing ministry has brought tremendous blessing to the lives of many people all around the world.

He has authored many books which include: Discovering Your Ministry, Discovering the Power of The Blood covenant, and Secrets of The Greatest Men That Ever Lived, Dealing with Rejection, The Location of Hell and The Essence of Life.

As a well-known conference speaker, he has traveled extensively, passionately taking the message of personal and national transformation to the people and leaders of nations around the world.

He is on the board of various organizations which include the Golden Heart Foundation, the principal convener of the National Youth Summit – A youth development initiative that has impacted over 100,000 youths in the nation. He is married to Sarah Ogbueli and they are blessed with four children.

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